The annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which were to be held next October in Marrakech, have been postponed to 2023, according to a statement released Monday in Washington.
In a joint statement, the two international financial institutions specify that this year, this conclave “will now take place in Washington DC due to the continuing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic”.
“The October 2023 Annual Meetings will be held in Marrakech”, it is underlined.
These meetings are usually held for two consecutive years at the headquarters of the World Bank Group and the IMF in the US federal capital, and every three years in another member country. Since the start of the pandemic, these meetings have been held in Washington largely virtually.
This high-level forum brings together finance and development ministers, central bankers, private sector leaders, civil society, media and academia to discuss issues of global interest, including economic outlook, financial stability world, poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and job creation, and climate change.